Shipped a Porsche 918 Spyder

Enclosed Auto Transport | Porsche

Every car manufacturer has their flagship model, their special baby. For Porsche it’s this mind-blowing Porsche 918 Spyder. Transporting this beauty was an absolute privilege. “The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar designed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine.”

According to CarAndDriver Porsche spent years trying to create a car they can confidently say is a level above their previous supercar, the Carrera GT. Well they have definitely accomplished that mission. The car has quickly become one of the most coveted supercars on the market.

The only controversy surrounding the vehicle thus far has been some recalls. Porsche is unwilling to disclose exactly the reasoning behind the move. Everyone is hoping this is resolved quickly and quietly, the car is just too pretty to have a tainted name already.

Transport details:
Shipped in a hard-sided fully enclosed 2 car hauler within the state of Texas.

Specs:
• Top Speed: 210 mph
• V8 engine
• Combined 887 Horsepower
• 0 to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
• Height: 45.9 in
• Length: 182.8 in
• Wheelbase: 107.5 in
• Width: 76.4 in

1966 Batmobile Shipped to Car Show (From Gotham)

Enclosed Auto Transport

Did someone say iconic?

A few months ago we were very excited to ship one of the batmobiles AKA The Keaton-Mobile. Well things got even better this week when we transported the original (yes the actual one) batmobile.

Early summer of last year this comic book lovers dream was put on the auction block at Barret Jackson. The lucky winner, Arizona businessman Rick Champagne told the media he is planning on displaying the car in his living room. Now that’s what we call a conversation piece. Here’s a crazy conversation, the car went for $4.6 million, 50 years ago George Barris paid a $1 for the very same car (well not exactly but sounds good), we’ll just blame inflation. For the full story check out this pretty sweet site completely dedicated to the 1966 TV Batmobile.

Fast forward to 2014 and United Routes (hey, that’s us) was hired to transport the car from Arizona to a Texas auto show. Thanks Batman for giving us this opportunity, now please go save the world.

Another Happy Mustang Owner

We Shipped This Convertible from Kentucky to Texas

David W finally found the car he’d been searching for, the first generation Ford Mustang – the 1967 convertible kind (yes, we’re all jealous) After a thorough inspection he made the purchase, now it was only the matter of actually getting the car to his home in Texas. “I had heard good things about United Routes from other classic car owners. The process was very smooth with good communication with the driver and I even received the car earlier than I expected.” 

We had shipped David’s new car from Kentucky to Texas in an enclosed trailer – only the best for the original ‘pony car’. Although this was a convertible, Ford did offer a simpler hard-top version at the time. While many know Ford as the real deal “American” ride, ironically plenty of the assembly was done outside of Detroit, including Venezuela and Mexico. Ford offered models with either an I6 or V8 engine and a three or four speed transmission – with the three speed offered in both manual and automatic

1967 Ford Mustang Dimensions:
Height: 51.2 inches
Length: 181.6 inches
Width: 68.2 inches
Wheelbase: 108 inches
Curb Weight 2,445 pounds

Shipped a 1964 Pontiac GTO Owned by Retired Navy Veteran

1964 GTO | Classic Car Transport
1964 GTO | Classic Car Transport

Texas to Virginia Auto Transport

Our happy customer wrote to us about this white 1964 GTO that we just shipped to Virginia for her.

Let’s just say we think she likes her new treat, just a little bit 🙂  Check out her story below.

I’ve always loved cars, grew up in the 50’s and 60’s during the height of the “car culture”.  I got my driver’s license in 1964 which was the year the Mustang and GTO came out.

My first classic car was a pink 1957 Thunderbird which had an automatic transmission;  I had a left knee injury and could no longer operate a clutch.  I finally got a total knee replacement and joked with my surgeon that I wouldn’t know if the surgery was successful until I could drive a stick shift again!  After I sold the baby bird a couple of years ago, I started looking for a 1964 to 1967 GTO convertible. I didn’t want a trailer queen; I wanted to drive!  but also wanted a good looking car.   I watched numerous classic car websites, eBay, etc.  There were many GTOs but something was always missing.

In early May, I got an early morning email from ClassicCars.com featuring a 1964 GTO convertible.  There were 72 photos of this car in Texas.  I contacted the seller right away, got the asking price and told him I was very interested.  I could not locate a professional appraiser in that area.  I debated flying to Texas to look at it but couldn’t swing that so I contacted a friend in Texas and asked if she had any “car guy” buddies.  “That would be Jim!”  Jim is restoring a 1964 Cutlass Olds which is almost a twin of the GTO.  The seller, a fellow vet of my vintage, promised he wouldn’t sell his car to anyone else until after my man had a chance to see it.   He kept his word, Jim loved the car and I didn’t even try to negotiate the price!

On a roll, I decided to use classiccars.com this time to find a transporter to bring the car from Texas to Virginia.  I requested estimates from six carriers.  Not only was United Routes the lowest bidder, Jake was the only one who called me to see if I had any questions.  As other bids dribbled in, slowly, I decided to reward customer support with my business.

Although I was anxious to get the car delivered, the seller had various commitments which delayed transport.  Jake rolled with these punches and despite a holiday weekend, managed to set up a pick up time convenient for everyone.  The driver Ivan was great about calling me to let me know when he thought he’d arrive and finally, on a Sunday afternoon, I laid eyes on my new ’64 GTO for the first time!  Ivan told me it was the nicest GTO he had transported in 4 years that he’s been doing this.  Of course, I sucked that right up!
So here is my ’64 GTO, 389 tripower, 4 speed, factory air, white with red interior.  and it really moves!
Owner with 1964 GTO
As delivered (driver in red), me grinning

 

The funny thing is that when I finally got behind the wheel to take my first drive, I couldn’t reach the pedals or see over the steering wheel!  A couple of pillows later, top down, off we went!

1964 GTO going for a ride
It’s time to take this baby for a spin

At a Christmas party in December, we all had to bring ornaments for the tree that represented our goals or hopes for the coming year.  I had a GTO ornament.  Today I collected it off the tree, the first one to do so.  I might just have to hang that from the rear view mirror!

 

United Routes shipped a white 1964 GTO to Texas
Look it’s a mini GTO

 

I am now looking for a license plate frame that says “I got a knee replacement for this!”
Sue Hammer, 67 years old
retired Navy
currently an Alpaca breeder

 

Shipped a 69′ Corvette for a National Hero

Texas to Georgia Classic Car Transport

 

This week we are so proud to feature this 69′ Chevrolet Corvette. We were able to provide a classic car transport from Texas to Georgia. There are some great pictures above, some even include actor Gary Sinise. Our customer Jeff shared the incredible story about the cars original owner.

It’s a very appropriate time as this past Monday was Memorial Day. We would like to thank all our countries’ servicemen and servicewomen for putting their lives on the line every day for the safety of our country. We love you and G-d bless America.

“This car and kids story is really impressive. It was purchased new in August of 1969 for a young man who had just signed up to go and fight with his oldest brother in Nam. He took some road trips with his buddies, then he reported to basic at Ft. Bennington in GA. After completing his training, he took another trip or two in his new Vette. He left for Nam, he was there for 21 days before he was killed in battle helping his fellow platoon members. He received the Bronze Star for his bravery that day on the battlefield.

His distraught parents put the car away in the garage for the next 44 years. His mom and dad have since passed, his oldest brother passed from the effects of Agent Orange. His surviving brother lives in Sarasota. This is a special car with a very special story, I just can’t believe how damn hard it’s been to get any traction on this story, kid and his car. They write country western songs about this stuff….

Thanks

Jeff

65′ Chevrolet Chevelle Enclosed Auto Transport

New Jersey to Texas Auto Transport of the Week

Once again, our enclosed auto transport service has put a smile on our customers face. Dena was very excited to receive her newest purchase. When we say excited, we mean literally jumping for joy. Why, you ask? Well We’ll let her do the talking, “because it is a 65 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS and almost 50 years old & not to mention… Just downright beautiful!!”

“United Routes LLC transported our 65 Chevelle because we purchased from a gentleman in New Jersey. We live in Texas so it was quite a trip for us to make ourselves. United Routes hooked us up!!”

The car was delivered a day early “and our driver, Gary, was an absolute sweetheart and very pleasant at 7am in the morning!”

Classic Car Transport Car Info of the Week

•Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in 3 generations for the 1964 – 1977 model years
•The Chevelle SS represented Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car battle.
•Chevelles with the mid-1965 Z16 option, priced at US$1,501 in 1965
•The available 283-cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine rated at 220-horsepower was the same rating as the 1957 Chevy Power-Pak 283 engine.